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wattage

[wot-ij] /ˈwɒt ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
power, as measured in watts.
2.
the amount of power required to operate an electrical appliance or device.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; watt + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for wattage

wattage

/ˈwɒtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
power, esp electric power, measured in watts
2.
the power rating, measured in watts, of an electrical appliance
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Word Origin and History for wattage
n.

1903, from watt + -age.

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wattage in Science
wattage
  (wŏt'ĭj)   
An amount of power, especially electrical power, expressed in watts or kilowatts.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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